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in medical equipment to russia in 2011, but we face strong competition from china, which increased its share of the russian market in each of the last ten years. mr. president, we don't shy away from strong competition, but we want that competition to be able to be played out on an even playing field. and as long as we don't have normal permanent trade relations with russia, we're disadvantaging ourselves. it simply doesn't make sense. russia has agreed he, since joining the w.t.o., russia agreed to reduce average tariffs on medical equipment to 4.3% and to cut its top tariffs from 15% down to 7%. as it stands now, that is a benefit that china will get, and we will not. it simply doesn't make sense to anybody. to grant russia pntr status requires us to repeal the 1974 jackson-vanik amendment. a lot of our staff members, i hasten to say, were not even born back when jackson-vanik was put in place. and many of our colleagues and a lot of our staff have studied the soviet union but have never really experienced that period of time, and what we're living with is a complete and total relic of a b
say it was china that got it started, but it was interrupted by president obama. nicole: why do you think december, traditionally, we know for a fact, december is the best performing month since the year 1950. >> it is the end of the year. windowdressing. money pouring in that may have missed the market already. it is also self-fulfilling prophecy. all of those add up to the same reason. it is also the retailers posting their seasonal sales, etc., etc. that would be most of the main drivers. nicole: there is optimism here on wall street. of course, everyone waiting on the fiscal cliff here in washington. have yourself a very merry christmas. they did a great job. tracy: we have to get that on air. ashley: great voice, also. thank you. see you in 15 minutes. tracy: president obama focusing on keeping the entire country from going over the fiscal cliff. one person directly asking the president for a bailout. gerri willis has the latest. gerri: she says they are owed. wayne county voted 75% for the president. listen to this. >> our people, overwhelmingly, supported the president. there
like russia and china seek to extort control over the internet, but also the f.c.c.'s only actions adopting network neutrality rules undermine america's case abroad. i also fear that recent targets of cybersecurity executive orders here at home may be cited back to us by some foreign nations, with them accusing us of telling them to do as we say, but not as we do. historical hands off regulatory policy has allowed the internet to become the greatest vehicle for global, social, and economic liberty since the printing press. despite the current economic climate, it continues to grow at an astonishing pace. the f.c.c. commissioner and are in dubai this week as u.s. delegates, our committee has also sent representatives from both parties to keep an eye on the proceedings. they are the 193 member countries of the united nations are gathered to consider whether to apply to the internet a regulatory regime that the internet telecommunications union created in the 1980's for old-fashioned telephone service. as well as whether to swallow the internet's nongovernmental organizational structu
to do so they had to have the secretary of state do it. >> stephanie: maybe she's in china trying to help out adelson with his troubles. >> apparently she visited a soldier in walter reed yesterday. she's in the d.c. area. but they won't -- she won't say why she's out of the state for the entire week. >> i would love to see her debate hillary. >> stephanie: governor, your opening statement? >> ahhh. >> happy to be here. >> stephanie: all right governor, thank you. >> 18-second moment of silence at the very beginning of it. >> stephanie: that was the beginning of her prepared statements. it was what is your opening statement. my statement is -- ahhh. >> i'll see if i can post that on your facebook page. i'm sure a lot of people haven't seen that. >> stephanie: oh, dear. all right. chris in yankton steph and the mooks, what's with the rash of people calling in and saying wait a minute while i take you off speaker. good lord, maybe you can do this on your own time and not ours. what's next? hi steph wait a sec
rights violators wherever they might be, whether in russia or syria or sudan or north korea or china or any other country. in other words, the senate committee-approved bill wisely adopted a global magnitsky standard. the reasoning for this is sound. because while the mechanism of u.s. visa denial for human rights violators was inspired by a single case in a single nation, the principles that it seeks to advance are universal. this bipartisan committee bill, unlike the house-passed version of the magnitsky act that we will soon vote on, does not single out russian human rights violators for visa denial but would apply the visa denial mechanism to people from any country who violate important human rights standards. the united states should be clear and firm in its commitment to protecting human rights. wherever the violation occur. and to holding those who violate those rights accountable to the best of our ability. including denying them visas to come to our country. human rights do not end at the borders of russia and anyone who violates those standards as so many did so blatantly
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